As you age, your body can develop imperfections that home remedies and even high-quality skin creams often cannot reverse. This can include unwanted skin conditions like age spots, milia, skin tags, warts, moles, water warts, hyperplasia, and other pigmentation issues. CryoPen is an advanced treatment offered at my clinic to help you look and feel better about yourself by removing or reducing problematic skin issues. Here’s what to know and how to book your appointment at my medical aesthetics office.
What is CryoPen?
CryoPen is a pen-like instrument that treats skin imperfections by emitting extreme cold generated from nitrous oxide (NO2) from its tip. Depending on the areas and specific skin conditions needing to be treated, treatment sessions can be over in as quickly as just two minutes. Being treated with CryoPen is so painless that no topical anesthesia is needed and many of my patients are surprised at how comfortable the procedure is. This non-invasive treatment can be used to treat any benign skin lesion that occurs on the face and other parts of the body.
Our CryoPen has two different tip sizes, each serving different skincare needs. They vary slightly in performance, but all send out high-pressured NO2 to treat skin tags, lesions, discoloration, warts, and other skin issues. I will consult with you in my office to determine the best treatment for you after a thorough exam.
How Does Extreme Cold Help My Skin?
The CryoPen’s tip never touches your skin. It is held 0.5mm to 4mm from the lesion for 5 to 15 seconds depending on the height of the lesion. A button is pressed and the NO2 gas is released in a controlled manner. This gas gets as cold as -89 degrees Celsius, or about -128 degrees Fahrenheit. This extreme temperature crystallizes the fluids contained inside of problem skin cells. This transforms the entire treated area into ice, completely destroying each cell and its protective membrane. Skin lesions, warts, and similar will fall off on their own after treatment, leaving the area clear after a short healing period.
How Long Do the Results Last?
CryoPen has been proven to show permanent results after only one to two treatments. The number of treatments you will need depends on your specific skin condition and the area needing to be treated. I recommend a 1 to 4 week healing period and, depending on the size of the lesion, results may be visible 1 to 6 weeks after the treatment. In some cases, a second treatment may be needed, which can be administered depending on the healing time of the first treatment. During your consultation with me, I will provide you with a customized treatment plan designed to minimize downtime while allowing you the time needed for comfortable healing.
Is CryoPen Right for You?
If you’re interested in learning if CryoPen is right for you, contact my office to set up a consultation appointment by calling 201-505-1020. My team and I are excited to help you achieve the best version of yourself that you can feel great about.